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Anthony Petriccione, 96 of Brookfield, Connecticut passed away peacefully on February 18th, 2019. He was born on April 7th, 1922 in New York, New York to the late Carmine and Assunta (Tuccillo). He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 48 years, Gloria (Kar). Together the couple had 5 children.
In 1942 Anthony joined the US Marine Corps. and served in the Pacific Theatre during WWII. He was awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart for his role in the Battle of Bougainville in the Solomon Islands as mentioned in the book, “A Ribbon and a Star” by John Monks Jr., a fellow Marine.
Following the war, Anthony attended Iona College in New Rochelle, New York on the GI Bill where he obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting in 3 years while working full time and playing Division I Basketball for the Iona Gaels.
Anthony was an avid sports fan, holding a special fondness for the New York Mets. As a former athlete, Anthony captained the St. Simon Stock High School Basketball team in Bronx, New York to the final 4 tournament in Chicago, Illinois in 1940. In addition, he played third base for the U.S. Marine Corps. Baseball team in Southern California.
Anthony is survived by his five children and their spouses: Rosemary and James Stallone, Marie Giordano, Thomas Petriccione and Sara Young, James and Deanne Petriccione, Eileen and Michael Centuori. Nine grandchildren: Janine Giordano Drake, Regine Brady, Gina and Michael Cypranowski, Christine Stallone, Lauren Petriccione, Lucia Petriccione, Christy Petriccione, Michael Centuori, and Sam Petriccione. Four great-grandchildren: Noelle, Julianna, and Natalie Drake, and Jacob Cypranowski.
His family will greatly miss the image of Anthony wearing his Mets hat, singing happily with a warm smile on his face. He spent his final days in the wonderful hands of the Regional Hospice Care Center of Danbury. In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his honor to Regional Hospice and Palliative Care Center for Comfort Care & Healing (30 Milestone Rd, Danbury, CT)
Visitation will be held from 10:00 - 10:30 am at St. Joesph's church (163 Whisconier Rd, Brookfield, CT) on Wednesday February 20, 2019 with a Mass of Christian Burial starting at 10:30am with burial to follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery (10 W Stevens Ave, Hawthorne, NY). To light a candle or send a condolence please visit www.danburymemorial.com
Regional Hospice & Home Care
30 Milestone Rd., Danbury CT 06810